I can't believe you guys. I seem to remember Steve Porino from
WCSN and as I recall he was pretty good. And WCSN had MacCartney
shortly after his big crash. I think those guys added a lot to
the races. I never would have known there was a "Poles Corner" or
whatever it was in the Lauberhorn where guys from Poland or
wherever used to crash (my apologies if it wasn't Polish skiers).
I LIKED the commentary. I also liked seeing races whenever I
chose to. I remember Universal started out giving some sort of
deal to those who entered a code in the middle of a race. But you
had to enter the code during the first two weeks the race was
aired or it was no good. What's this crap about you how you MUST
watch the race within the first week or two or you don't count. I
guess it has to do with ratings and money. I can't believe nobody
out there agrees with me that WCSN was much better. Well, I know
one does because I saw a post complaining about the results being
too easily seen before seeing the race. WCSN was careful to avoid
spoiling it for you. Again, I just can't believe you people
really don't give a damn that you can't pick up and watch the
Lauberhorn in the middle of the summer like you could with WCSN.
Are you on NBC's payroll or what? C'mon, somebody out there has
to agree with me! And as for the person who said my post was the
"dumbest" he'd ever heard, you don't have to be insulting for
God's sake. If you don't like sportscasters, ok, I respect your
opinion. You don't have to agree with me, but you don't have to
be insulting (and note I didn't say "disrepect me" or something
like that--disrespect is for people whose vocabulary is not large
enough to include the word "insult." Same with empower--what's
wrong with enable? But I digress). Oh, and I'm assuming the
"dumbest" comment came from a guy because generally women are more
polite. Anyway, would somebody who's not on NBC's payroll and who
agrees with me please write in. I was much happier paying for
WCSN than I am with Universal for free. To me, saying you prefer
NBC's Universal over WCSN is like saying you prefer getting half
of, rather than all of, your change back when you buy a sandwich.
Hell, if you don't like the commentary you can always use the
mute button. And why on earth wouldn't you want the option to go
back and see any race at any time? What is the possible advantage
in NOT having that option? Please, somebody write in who liked
WCSN better than Universal. Restore my faith in man's (and
women's) intelligence. And a note to NBC/Universal: You know damn
well you're doing what you're doing differently from WSCN to make
money, not to satisfy your customers. I assume that your forcing
your viewers into a smaller time frame ensures a greater number of
viewers over a given time. And speaking of NBC, the tape-delaying
of the Olympics sucks too. And I KNOW I'm not the only one who
feels this way. Onc glance at the New York Times and you knew
Lindsey Vonn (whom I've been watching since she wa Lindsey Kildow)
won gold before you saw her win it on NBC. Prime-time audience.
Bigger. More money. Can't NBC ever think of anything other than
how to make more money? Thank God I didn't look at any news
before Bode finally won an olympic gold medal in the combined. I
and other skiing fanatics have known for years that Bode is great.
Even in Torino he deserved gold for some of the saves he did
(keeping himself vertical after almost wiping out at 70 mph). But
America in general would never have known it if tonight's result
had been different, Bronze, Silver, and now Gold! Go Bode!
Maybe that's something we can all agree on?